John Stearns

M, #20742, (24 January 1656/57 - )
Father*Charles Stearns1 b. s 1625
Mother*Rebecca Gibson1 b. s 1627
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2w Brooks
Last Edited:20 Aug 2017
John Stearns, born 24 Jan 1656/57 at Cambridge, Massachusetts1, married (1), 1681, Judith Lawrence, daughter of George Lawrence and Elizabeth Crispe,2, and (2), 2 Apr 1713 at Cambridge, Mary/3w Norcross, daughter of Richard/2 Norcross and Mary/2w Brooks.3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S308] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 1:668, Jno Sternes b.
  2. [S329] Avis Stearns Van Wagenen, Charles and Nathaniel Stearns, John (6003.) Stearns.
  3. [S308] Cambridge VR, 2:287, Mary Norcross/John Stearns m.

Jeremiah/4w Norcross

M, #20743, (2 July 1703 - )
Father*Richard/3w Norcross1 b. 4 Aug 1660
Mother*Hannah Sanders1 d. 14 May 1743
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2w Brooks
Descendants of Richard/3w Norcross Jr.
Descendants of Jeremiah/4w Norcross
Last Edited:17 Aug 2017

Children with Faith Page:

  • Jabez/5w Norcross4 b. 10 Mar 1731/32
  • Mary/5w Norcross5 b. 24 Jan 1733/34
  • Sarah/5w Norcross6 b. 25 Feb 1735/36, d. between 19 Sep 1775 and 24 Mar 1777
  • Page/5w Norcross7 b. 9 Apr 1738
  • Hannah/5w Norcross8 b. 10 Nov 1741
  • Jeremiah/5w Norcross9 b. 15 Feb 1743/44
  • Elijah/5w Norcross10 b. 7 Mar 1749/50
Jeremiah/4w Norcross, born 2 Jul 1703 at Watertown Farms, Massachusetts1, married, 9 Feb 1730/31 at Groton, Faith Page of Groton, daughter of Jonathan Page and Mary (–?–).2

Local Notes:

Elected19 Aug 1728, Lunenburg, MAChosen hog reeve. | At a Legal meeting of ye freeholders & other Inhabitants of ye Town of Lunenburg (by an order from ye General Court) Afsembled—August 19: 1728.— … James Jewell, John Fisk, Jeremiah Norcross | Chofen Hoggreaves3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S312] Mary Frances Peirce, Town of Weston. Births, Deaths and Marriages 1707–1850, 11, Jeramiah Norcross b.
  2. [S268] Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, 2:119, Jerem[ia]h Norcross/Faith Page m.
  3. [S570] Walter A. Davis, Early Records of Lunenburg, 64.
  4. [S570] Early Records of Lunenburg, 312, Jabez Norcross b.
  5. [S570] Early Records of Lunenburg, 312, Mary Norcross b.
  6. [S570] Early Records of Lunenburg, 312, Sarah Norcross b.
  7. [S570] Early Records of Lunenburg, 312, Page Norcross b.
  8. [S570] Early Records of Lunenburg, 312, Hanah Norcross b.
  9. [S570] Early Records of Lunenburg, 312, Jeremiah Norcross b.
  10. [S570] Early Records of Lunenburg, 312, Elijah Norcross b.

Faith Page

F, #20744, (6 November 1707 - )
Father*Jonathan Page1
Mother*Mary (–?–)1
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2w Brooks
Descendants of Richard/3w Norcross Jr.
Descendants of Jeremiah/4w Norcross
Last Edited:17 Aug 2017

Children with Jeremiah/4w Norcross:

  • Jabez/5w Norcross3 b. 10 Mar 1731/32
  • Mary/5w Norcross4 b. 24 Jan 1733/34
  • Sarah/5w Norcross5 b. 25 Feb 1735/36, d. between 19 Sep 1775 and 24 Mar 1777
  • Page/5w Norcross6 b. 9 Apr 1738
  • Hannah/5w Norcross7 b. 10 Nov 1741
  • Jeremiah/5w Norcross8 b. 15 Feb 1743/44
  • Elijah/5w Norcross9 b. 7 Mar 1749/50
Faith Page, born 6 Nov 17071, was of Groton, Massachusetts when she married there, 9 Feb 1730/31, Jeremiah/4w Norcross of Lunenberg, son of Richard/3w Norcross and Hannah Sanders.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:377, Richard (III.) Norcross Jr.
  2. [S268] Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, 2:119, Jerem[ia]h Norcross/Faith Page m.
  3. [S570] Walter A. Davis, Early Records of Lunenburg, 312, Jabez Norcross b.
  4. [S570] Early Records of Lunenburg, 312, Mary Norcross b.
  5. [S570] Early Records of Lunenburg, 312, Sarah Norcross b.
  6. [S570] Early Records of Lunenburg, 312, Page Norcross b.
  7. [S570] Early Records of Lunenburg, 312, Hanah Norcross b.
  8. [S570] Early Records of Lunenburg, 312, Jeremiah Norcross b.
  9. [S570] Early Records of Lunenburg, 312, Elijah Norcross b.

Ruth/3 Church

F, #20747, (say 1670 - )
Father*Caleb/2 Church1 b. s 1628
Mother*Joanna Sprague1 b. s 1645
Last Edited:13 Aug 2017

Children with Joseph Child:

  • Lydia Child7 b. 2 Jun 1706
  • Abigail Child8 b. 19 Sep 1708
  • Ebenezer Child9 b. 19 Jan 1711/12
Ruth/3 Church married (1), 23 Jun 1689 at Watertown, Massachusetts, John Maddock of Watertown, son of Henry Maddock and Mary Wellington.2 There she was baptised and owned the covenant, 12 Dec 1697.2 John Maddock died at Watertown 1 Feb 1702/32, and on 1 Mar 1702/3, administration of his estate was granted to wid. Ruth Maddock.3 She married (2), as his 2nd wife, 25 Jul 1705 at Watertown, Joseph Child Jr. of Watertown, son of Joseph Child and Sarah Platts, with whom she had 3 children.4 A carpenter, he died there 3 Nov 1711, a. 52.5
     "Oct. 1689, John Perry petitioned the Court to remove Caleb Church from keeping an ordinary, 'for it is a very disorderly house, he himself is a stirrer of strife in our town, and entertaining such as himself, who frame and make lyes, and spreads them abroad, &c.' His (C.C.'s) own daughter, Ruth, and a kinswoman of his wife, named Hannah Cutler, &c. This was very probably a malicious prosecution, for in Dec. 1688, John Perry was bound over in £10, for 'giving forth words tending to move discord, strife, and dissension among his neighbors, and for breaking the common pound of the town in August last.' He (C.C.) was selectman of Wat., 1692, 98, 99, 1700, 1, 2, and 13."6

Local Notes:

Property1719, Watertown, MA"His wid. was an innholder, 1719."4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:158, Caleb (7.) Church.
  2. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:354, John (2.) Maddock.
  3. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 2:855, John (2.) Maddock.
  4. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:156, Joseph (77.) Child.
  5. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:155, Joseph (77.76.1.) Child.
  6. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 2:741, Caleb (7.) Church.
  7. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:157, Lydia (114.7.) Child.
  8. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:157, Abigail (115.8.) Child.
  9. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:157, Ebenezer Child.

Sarah/4w Child

F, #20748, (11 November 1681 - )
Father*Joseph Child1 b. 7 Jan 1658/59, d. 3 Nov 1711
Mother*Sarah/3w Norcross1 b. 28 Dec 1657
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2w Brooks
Descendants of Sarah/3w Norcross
Last Edited:6 Aug 2017
Sarah/4w Child, born 11 Nov 16811, married, 13 Nov 1710, David Howard of Malden.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:156, Sarah (78.1) Child.

Joseph/4w Child

M, #20750, (21 June 1685 - )
Father*Joseph Child1 b. 7 Jan 1658/59, d. 3 Nov 1711
Mother*Sarah/3w Norcross1 b. 28 Dec 1657
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2w Brooks
Descendants of Sarah/3w Norcross
Descendants of Joseph/4w Child
Last Edited:6 Aug 2017

Children with Mary Thatcher:

  • Jonathan/5w Child2 b. 3 Jul 1714, d. 1774
  • Samuel/5w Child3 b. 3 Mar 1716
  • Mary/5w Child4 b. 25 Feb 1717/18
  • Joseph/5w Child5 b. 28 Oct 1720, d. 9 May 1774
Joseph/4w Child III, born 21 Jun 16851, married, 8 Jul 1713, Mary Thatcher.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:156, Joseph (79.2.) Child.
  2. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:156, Jonathan (80.1.) Child.
  3. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:156, Samuel (86.2.) Child.
  4. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:156, Mary (87.3.) Child.
  5. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:156, Joseph (88.4.) Child.